In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Every Year

I was really trying to cram in a lot of family Christmas fun this December, but still have a lot on the "not done" list. Since we are hoping and praying that we are in Ethiopia next December, (best case scenario,) I wanted to make sure we did all the extras this year. 

It's really hard to believe that this is the 6th Christmas that Tori has been home, and the 5th for Julia and Ben. Somedays it just seems that I was working through their paperwork. 

Today was the kids' Christmas party at JD's work, which is always exciting since it's the Santa viewing of the year. Elijah ran right up there and climbed on his lap. Although we don't "do" Santa, Elijah somehow heard that Santa comes down chimneys and wanted the details of how he pulls that off. He then told us that he really wants to try coming down a chimney also. 

The 12 and under crowd all get a present from Santa. Elijah got a package of little tractors - talk about sealing the deal on him liking the guy in the red suit. 

(I would have asked Santa for magic cough syrup - I have been coughing for a week straight and nothing works.)

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